“Hello March. Nice to see you so soon. I just committed to resolutions in January and I’m still getting them going, and here you are again”.
Do you ever feel like this? That the weeks and months just keep marching along and you’re still trying to catch up from last month? I know I do, especially in the laundry department. The laundry to me is like the mail…it never stops coming and I can’t keep up with it! That’s why several years ago I decided to over haul the way I do laundry and I can honestly tell you that it’s the single best thing I’ve done for my home.
That’s why the March Organizing Challenge is all about laundry and revamping the way you get your family’s clothes clean. Some of you are good in this department and don’t need a total revamp, but others are drowning in dirty AND clean clothes! Yes, I’ve seen your piles of clean clothes on the couch just waiting to be folded! Busted.
There are some basic tenets of my laundry system that I am going to challenge you to change. You might roll your eyes and mutter nasty words under your breath after reading them, but I swear to you that if you’ll do them for one month, your laundry dilemmas will fade away! If you hate all my ways, go back to your way. My desire for you is that you will never spend an entire day having a “laundry day”!
1. Do a load a day
2. Have ONE central laundry basket for the family. Only TWO if there are special circumstances.
3. Fold clothes right out of the dryer. Therefore, DO NOT move a clean pile to another location to be folded unless you are going to fold right away. Like immediately.
These are the 3 basic tenets of the March Organizing Challenge for laundry. I will address other laundry circumstances all month long, including how to get your family involved, when to train your kids to do laundry and my super-easy sock solution. But starting March 1st, implement these 3 tasks into your laundry system.
If you currently have piles of dirty laundry as you read this, I suggest you get current ( your LAST laundry day ever!) and do all of it. Then you can start the doing a load a day. I want the process of getting your family’s clothes clean to be as painless as possible and not complicated!
Comment below if you are doing the challenge or send me a comment on the Simplified Living Today Facebook Page!